The Boiling Point Podcast

In This Episode:

  • Dave talks about the story behind the "United Breaks Guitars" videos from 2009. The three discuss the deeper meanings behind the videos' popularity and how it affected United Airlines as a company.
  • He also talks about how he got started on writing his book, "United Breaks Guitars: The Power of One Voice in the Age of Social Media"
  • The three talk about the way social media let's people amplify their voices, and how that can be good or bad.
Direct download: Dave_Carroll_Boiling_Points.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

In This Episode:

  • Greg and Dave sit down with Nelson Terroba to talk about his career as a basketball coach and how he approaches team building and teamwork.
  • They cover how we got started, how he ended up in New Brunswick, Canada, and his relationship with The G League.
  • Nelson goes over his early loud and continuous model for working as a team.
  • He also goes over his favourtie John Wooden quotes that he uses with his team.
  • Dave and Nelson talk about the take off of Canadian Basketball in recent years.
Direct download: Nelson_Terroba_Boiling_Point.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT

In This Episode:

  • Greg and Dave talk with Adam Lordon who is both the mayor of Miramichi, New Brunswick and a passionate filmmaker.
  • Adam reveals the touching story of why he moved back home to Miramichi and how he got into politics.
  • He talks to Greg and Dave about the rich history and culture of Miramichi.
Direct download: Adam_Lordon_Boiling_Point.mp3
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  • [2:00] Gavin explains why and how he is helping to combat iron deficiency with his heavily reusable product, ’Lucky Iron Fish’.
  • [9:04] He explains how his companies biggest failure ended up becoming their biggest success in increasing the sales of his product in North America.
  • [12:35] Gavin describes his experience pitching the Luck Iron Fish Enterprise on Dragons Den.
  • [15:53] Gavin explains his business journey and the lessons around he learned along the way.
  • [22:35] We learn how Gavin intends to improve the lives of 1 million people by 2020 with Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise.
  • To donate 5 Lucky Iron Fish to families in need, click here! https://luckyironfish.com/collections/all/products/give-5-lucky-iron-fish-to-families-in-need

BIO

  • Dr. Gavin Armstrong is the Founder and President of the multi Cannes Lion awards winning company, Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise, a social enterprise attempting to alleviate iron deficiency around the world.
  • He was a Fulbright scholar at Auburn University, was awarded the Forbes 30 Under 30 in the Social Entrepreneur category in 2016, and was named 'Social Entrepreneur of the Year' by EY Canada.
  • In 2018 He brought Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise onto CBC's Dragons Den.
  • Gavin is the first Canadian to receive the William J. Clinton Award for international work against hunger, and according to Town & Country, he is one of the 50 philanthropists changing the world.

 

Direct download: Gavin_Armstrong_-_TBPP_2.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:32am EDT

 

  • [1:38] Greg and Suzanne explain B Corps and how Suzanne’s company, Lunapads, makes a positive social impact.
  • [4:00] We talk about the de-feminization of period care that Suzanne has been evolving with her company.
  • [8:10] Suzanne explains the importance of being true to your companies values and the importance of checking one's privilege.
  • [17:00] Suzanne explains keeping her personal social and environmental values in owning a business, and rejecting traditional capitalist business practices in being a social entrepreneur.
  • [22:43] Greg explains how he discovered and fell in love with B-Corp by watching a documentary that Suzanne was in.

 

 

Direct download: Suzanne_Correct.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 11:04am EDT

In this episode:

  • Dave, Greg, and Seth talk about the placebo effect and how powerful it can be.
  • Seth talks about the benefits of brainstorming exercises.
  • He also talks about why being a perfectionist is incredibly flawed.
  • Seth talks about the importance of committing your time to learning.
  • Watch The Millennial Dream for free here with Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/Millennial-Dream-Alex-Vietinghoff/dp/B01M2YMUBR
Direct download: TBP_Seth_Godin_Part_2_1.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

In This Episode:

  • Greg and Dave celebrate the beginning of season 3!
  • Greg shares how Seth Godin is a hero of Dave and Greg’s.
  • Seth explains his heart for teaching someone new things and making significant changes.
  • Seth also explains why Psychographics are important for marketing in a modern social media culture.
  • Dave describes the concept of listening to understand versus listening to respond.
  • Seth describes how to shortest route always looks like the longest one and why taking shortcuts is never the path to success.
  • Using a ‘Grateful Dead’ analogy, the three explain the benefit of focusing on impressing your smaller audience that is really passionate about what you do instead of aiming to please a wider range of people.

About:

  • Seth Godin has been a teacher for 40 years starting at the age of 17. He is also an author with 18 best sellers underneath his belt.
  • He has his own successful podcast, as well as one of the most popular blogs in the world.
  •  Seth is the founder of two companies, ‘Squidoo’ and ‘Yoyodyne’, as-well-as an online leadership and management workshop called ‘altMBA’
  • In 2013, Seth was one of just three professionals inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame and in 2018 he was also inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame.
Direct download: Seth_Godin_P.1_Nov_15th.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

In This Episode:

  • Courtney Blair talks about being a mompreneur and how being a mom led her to start her business.
  • She talks about her traumatic past and the struggles she’s overcome.
  • Courtney talks about learning neuro linguistic programming and how it helped her understand more about herself.
  • The three talk about the podcast community and why people start podcasts.
  • Courtney talks about a new podcast she’ll be starting called Unzipped where she will interviewing her favourite podcasters within her network.
Direct download: TBP_Courtney_Blair.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

In This Episode:

 

  • Rumeet explains her work with Viewpoint Leadership and how it helps with the development of leadership in businesses by building the leadership in individuals through research, studies, and workshops. She also talks about her new picture book.
  • She discusses the study Viewpoint ran in relation to “Tall Poppy Syndrome”, and how it cuts down the motivation, productivity, resilience, and even the self-confidence of individuals in a workplace environment.
  • The three discuss what may be the root of motivation, and what is the root of de-motivation in all people.
  • Rumeet tells Dave and Greg how parents can support their children in not having their motivation cut down, and how to support their resilience and personal happiness.
  • The three discuss how being ostracized can bring the same level of pain as being physically harmed, and how this feeling can be prevented in children and teens by eliminating the fear of failure.
  • Rumeet talks about owning your achievements and being yourself, and how it impacts being a stand-out entrepreneur.

 

  • Dr. Rumeet Billan is the CEO and Chief Learning Architect of Viewpoint Leadership.
  • She has a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and designs programs and courses in leadership and personal resilience for her company.
  • She is an expert in Psychological resilience and how it can help businesses, by focusing on the resilience of individuals.
  • She led the groundbreaking national research study on The 'Tall Poppy Syndrome' which is related to 'Silent Systemic Syndrome' that many women experience when in the workplace.
  • She is also the National Ambassador for 'Not Myself Today®', an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association that aims to transform workplace culture.
  • Viewpoints website link! - viewpointleadership.ca
Direct download: Rumeet_Billan_-_BP_-_FINAL.mp3
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  • Ed has nearly 20 years’ experience working with Atlantic Canadian ICT companies.
  • He has a thorough understanding of the business landscape in New Brunswick and believes that technology helps our businesses compete and work with different companies around the world.
  • TechImpact, the company he was the CEO of in the past, had and still has the size and capacity to develop smart solutions for global problems.
  • Ed is working to help the New Brunswick region develop strategies that will be needed for our economy to set an example of  innovation and 'smart government'.

 

  • Ed, Greg, and Dave joke about their past nicknames.
  • The group talk Ed’s past company, TechImpact, and how it helps build the important educational relationship between technology and education.
  • Ed tells a story of bringing ‘Scratch’ coding into a classroom and how it benefited both the kids and the mentors by tricking them into having fun learning.
  • Greg discusses going to Dubai and how there are teachers there going above and beyond their qualifications to teach kids the skills they will need in the unpredictable future. They also discuss the great teachers doing so in New Brunswick.
  • Ed uses his life experience to discuss being successful and building important connections even if your life and career path doesn’t go in the direction you were expecting.
  • Dave shares his experience with moving provinces and with refugees that sparks a conversation about the importance of making sure everybody feels welcomed in a small community.
  • The three discuss why New Brunswick is looked over and misunderstood.
Direct download: Ed_Mcginley_.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT

In This Episode:

  • Greg and Dave talk about good public relations and how important it is for your business.
  • Bonnie talks about being strategic and consistent with getting your message out there by investing in a plan.
  • She wants business owners to understand their customers and what they really want.  Always ask yourself what is keeping your customers up at night.
  • She talks about the strengths of each of the biggest social media platforms.
Direct download: Bonnie_Fixed.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

In This Episode:

  • David starts by telling us about his first time firewalking and how terrified he was.
  • He also talks about how his career in the firewalking business started.
  • David talks about some of the celebrities he’s seen firewalk and how the process effects people.
  • David talks about being your own hero.
Direct download: Boiling_Point_David_Albin.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

In this episode:

  • Elizabeth explains why she wrote her book and what inspires her.
  • She talks about staying motivated and why some entrepreneurs find their interest in their company going stale.
  • Elizabeth talks about showing people how to look at themselves with more compassion.
Direct download: TBP_Elizabeth_Crook.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

In This Episode:

  • Connor explains his frustration with the usual freelancer finding websites online.
  • He explains how his company, FreeeUp, only allows the top 1% of freelancer applications onto their market and even offers freelancer insurance.
  • Connor talks about hiring freelancers vs. employees.
  • The three discuss being in control of your business and your assets instead of relying on other companies or services.
Direct download: TBP_Connor_Gillivan.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

In This Episode:

  • Greg and Dave sit down and talk with two of the board members of L’Arche, a chain of communities where people with intellectual disabilities are able to share with each other and explore their gifts.

  • Their guests, Jim and Martin, talk about L’Arche’s art galleries and how they help build confidence for people with intellectual disabilities.  They also help people with and without intellectual disabilities connect with each other.

Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_2_-_Jim_Kokocki_-_Martin_Chiasson.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

In This Episode

 

  • Greg introduces Brent Smith who is a Newfoundland chocolate retailer calling in from Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • We hear our guest’s personal story of how he and his wife decided to go into the chocolate business.
  • Brent explains how part of the inspiration for the company was to afford to get their two sons to Disney World.
  • Our hosts hear the story of the Newfoundland Chocolate Company's breakthrough, and how they became a chocolate retail company.
  • Brent shares how having no paycheque one Christmas morning inspired him and his wife to grow their own business full-time.
  • Listen in to this installment of the Boiling Point to hear the full story!

 

Who is Brent Smith?

 

  • Brent Smith is the CCO or Chief Chocolate Officer of the Newfoundland Chocolate Company.
  • The Newfoundland Chocolate Company has won a number of awards including the St. John’s Board of Trade’s highest honour, the 2015 overall Business Excellence Award.
  • In addition, Newfoundland Chocolates were named the Atlantic Food Product of the Year in 2012. They were named one of Canada’s top chocolates in 2013.
  • Prior to his leap into the world of chocolate, Brent worked with and ran several non-profits. This included seven years at Easter Seals Society and five years in tobacco control policy.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_2_-_Brent_Smith.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_1_-_Jeff_Wilson.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Ken chats with Greg and Dave about his passion for surfing and how it has become a creative outlet for him to express himself.
  • Ken explains the essence of surfing and life lessons you can learn from being out on the water, and how the experience itself can teach you things outside of surfing as well.
  • Ken discusses about how he drifted away from surfing, and it came back to him at the age of 40 and he felt the same excitement as when he was 14 years old.
  • Ken talks about how he incorporates his love for surfing into his ways of teaching.

BIO:

  • As a life long wave-rider, Ken lives his life in motion, more improvised than choreographed.
  • Ken Otter presently works as the Co-director of The Leadership Center at Saint Mary's College and Associate Professor in Leadership.
  • Ken's educational background includes studies in somatic, counselling and organizational psychology, expressive arts therapy, adult development and learning, and leadership.
  • Ken designs and facilitates innovative and transformative learning experiences for people, individually who want to use their role and work to catalyze meaningful systems change in their world.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_5_-_Ken_Otter.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

IN THIS EPISODE: 

  • Jaclyn chats with Greg and Dave about her book "33 Days: A Parenting Program to Strengthen Your Family", and describes how the Law Of Attraction inspired the start up of her book.
  • Jaclyn talks about becoming more relaxed by becoming less busy and enjoying other experiences outside of work.
  • Jaclyn discusses how her therapy is not structured like usual therapists, she reads and collects things that she thinks might help them. 
  • She describes her office as having natural elements such as rocks, fountains, trying to bring the grounding and calming energy indoors as much as possible.
  • Jaclyn explains the importance of what she does and how she can make a positive impact on the world.

BIO: 

  • Jaclyn Trecartin is a Certified Canadian Counsellor
    and a Licensed Counselling Therapist, working with children, families, and adults.
  • Jaclyn currently runs a private therapy practice in Saint John,
    New Brunswick.
  • She has published one book incorporating theories
    of the Law of Attraction with her experience as a therapist, in a flexible and creative workbook entitled 33 Days: A Parenting Program to Strengthen Your Family.
  • She believes in the power of nourishing our inner light and expanding it outward and has a newsletter dedicated to this belief, the Shine Revolution.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_4_-_Jaclyn_Trecartin.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

IN THIS EPISODE: 

  • Bethany chats with Greg and Dave about creating SomaDetect agriculture farming company, which is helping farmers provide better care for animals and providing good quality milk.
  • Bethany talks about completing a PHD in biology, and how it has helped immensely with the start up of SomaDetect.
  • Bethany discusses how she helps farmers diagnose low quality or contaminated milk and providing nutritional needs for farmers with their farms.
  • Bethany tells how the idea was actually born from her father, and how he was a biophysicists who worked on applications involved with the innovation behind SomaDetect.

BIO:

  • Bethany Deshpande is the CEO of SomaDetect. She is a scientist turned entrepreneur who is providing dairy farmers with the information they need to produce the best possible milk.
  • Bethany has experience in community engagement, Northern environmental science, mathematics, and data analysis.
  • Bethany set out to commercialize the technology developed by her dad over the past several decades.
  • SomaDetect represents a significant innovation within the dairy industry.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_3_-_Bethany_Deshpande.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

In this episode:

- Richard explains the impact on broad lateral thinking that comes with training or schooling in architecture.

- Richard and Greg give examples of the qualities of architecture being transferable to different jobs.

- They explain parallels between architecture and film.

- They speak on monument building in the light of old monuments getting taken down.

Direct download: TBP_Richard_Sommer.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

In This Episode:

  • Bridget Oland discusses how she got to her position as the marketing director and recipe developer of Crosby's Molasses
  • Greg, Dave and Bridget all share their best molasses stories
  • Bridget explains how molasses is made and what a versatile product it is
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_3_-_Bridget_Oland.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

  • Greg introduces Alex MacBeath as the Chair of the Wallace McCain Institute.
  • Alex explains what he now does, as well as the companies that he manages.
  • We hear the in-depth process of becoming a member of the Wallace McCain Institute’s
  • Our guest shares with Dave and Greg the thorough application process of the Wallace McCain Institute.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_4_-_Alex_MacBeath.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

  • In this episode we hear Andrew Bedford’s passion towards heritage marketing.
  • Andrew Bedford gives his story on how he became inspired to recreate the Hartt Shoe Company.
  • Our hosts go over with Andrew the iconic history of the Hartt Shoe Company in New Brunswick.
  • Our guest shares when he heard the history of the Hartt Shoe Company he fell in love with the brand. This inspired him to revive it.
  • We hear how Hartt Shoe was a proud partner of the Canadian military during World War Two. The soldiers who fought for Canada wore Hartt boots when they fought for our country.
  • We hear Andrew’s philosophy towards social responsibility and how he brings that into his businesses.
  • Listen in to the episode to hear the full story!
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_5_-_Andrew_Bedford.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

  • Cody Royle explains how business leadership is similar to sports leadership.
  • Our guest goes over that he is the head coach of the Canadian National team for Australian Rules football.
  • He shares with our hosts what Australian Rules football is. He also explains the popularity of this sport within Canada.
  • Our guest gives his take on how he finds similarities between the Canadian and Australian culture.
  • Cody shares with Dave and Greg about the process of writing his book. He also shares his experience interviewing world-class sports coaches from around the world.
  • He then also finds a contrast between sports coaching and business coaching.
  • Listen in to the podcast to catch the full interview!
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_1_-_Cody_Royle.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

 

  • Greg goes over the story of how he met Elizabeth at a B-Corp event in Philadelphia.
  • Elizabeth explains to the listeners about her company “Meaningful Organizational Design Incorporated” and what her company specializes in.
  • We hear our guest’s philosophy towards business organization, and her shared business values with Dave and Greg.
  • Elizabeth and Greg talk about how the younger generations are spearheading the social responsibility movement, and how this means the future of successful business will be based around social responsibility.
  • Listen in to hear the whole episode!

 

Direct download: TBP_Episode_3_-_Elizabeth_Topp.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 9:30am EDT

 

  • Our guests share about their company Haute goat, a company based around goat farming.
  • They explain their passion for their business, their animals, and their farm.
  • Debbie and Shain tell the story on how they went down the road of goat farming and how they are so grateful to get paid to do what they love.
  • Listen in to the episode to find out the development of the Nightingale’s family business!
Direct download: TBP_Episode_2_-_Debbie_and_Shane_Nightingale.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 9:30am EDT

 

  • Bernie shares with Greg and Dave his journey through his career. He realized that being a traditional sales agent in the insurance industry didn't feel comfortable.
  • Bernie decided he wanted to start his own business that helps those who have fallen vulnerable to life's unexpected tragedies.
    The company that Bernie founded is Cove Continuity Advisors Inc. This company is the only certified insurance B-Corp in all of Canada.  
Direct download: TBP_Episode_6_-_Bernie_Geiss.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 9:30am EDT

In This Episode:

  • Michael Katz explains why your likeability is actually your biggest asset
  • He explains how to stand out from other people with your same qualifications
  • Michael explains that you don’t need to be an expert.  You just need people to think you’re an expert.
Direct download: TBP_Episode_1_-_Michael_Katz.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 9:30am EDT

In This Episode:

  • Will Bernard and Billy English talk about the importance of setting goals for your business
  • They talk about how they tripled their sales in five years and their plans to grow even more
  • Bernard and English discuss the idea of pacing the changes you make in your company
Direct download: TBP_Episode_4_-_Will_Bernard_and_Billy.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 9:30am EDT

Direct download: TBP_Episode_5_Carla_Langhorst_and_Peter_Miller.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

IN THIS EPISODE: 

  • Jeff talks about ways to cope with stress within emergency cares. This led him to being heavily involved with work place safety.
  • Jeff goes on to discuss the idea of ECPR. ECPR keeps a person's vital organs such as their brain supplied with blood and oxygen until they can treat the cause of their cardiac arrest.
  • Jeff discusses building a different foundation in the Saint John Regional Hospital. He discusses his involvement with different resources and how ECPR went on to be a winning idea on the show Dragons Den.

BIO:

  • Jeff McAloon joined the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation as President & Ceo in July of 2013.
  • Jeff has a background in strategic planning, governance and team building.
  • Jeff is a graduate of Mount Allison University, Ryerson University, and holds a professional designation in Human Resources. 
Direct download: TBP_Episode_3_Jeff_McAloon.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Stephen talks about how he can afford to spend so much time surfing in Costa Rica while running a successful business.  Greg reveals some big news for the Boiling Point community.

Direct download: TBP_Episode_1_Stephen_Nickerson.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

 Who is Sean Barker?

  • Sean hails from Labrador City and is the owner of KV Fit Body Boot camp.
  • Fit body boot camp is the fastest growing fitness boot camp in the world. He chose to bring this franchise to the valley.
  • Sean is the author of a novel called Dad Fitness. He is a contributing editor on Fit Parent Magazine and Inside Fitness Magazine.

 

In this episode:

  • Sean shares his morning routine and how he revolves his day around his early schedule.
  • He explains why he believes in quality over quantity of sleep.
  • Sean shares his secret to reprogramming your body.
Direct download: TBP_Episode_1_Sean_Barker.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

  • Heather is a motivational speaker and a two time Olympic gold medalist in bobsledding. She represented Canada in 2006, 2010, 2014, and most recently in 2018. She hails from the small island province of Prince Edward Island and preaches others to believe in the impossible, no matter the circumstances.
  • Heather shares her last minute decision to make a return to the Olympics in 2018, not necessarily to plan on winning but rather to serve as an inspiration to anybody who may doubt themselves.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_3_-_Heather_Moyse_Ver.1_2.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Myriam and Ajax explain to Greg and Dave the creation of Coherence Collaborative, a business providing organizations strategic business services.
  • Myriam and Ajax explain how sustainability and social values drive their business success.
  • Ajax specifically dives into the topic "how your mindset affects your bottom line".
  • Also, Myriam and Ajax chat about being proactive in a reactive business world.

BIO:

Ajax Greene:

  • Ajax Greene is a serial social entrepreneur/triple bottom line business evangelist/trusted generalist business advisor/master connector.
  • As a former world class athlete, he brings his considerable focus to building successful businesses, non-profit organizations, and communities.

Myriam Bouchard: 

  • Myriam Bouchard worked as a business advisor for the NYS Small Business Development Centre for over 13 years.
  • Myriam's business advising work includes aligning one's personal aspirations with the business goals to ensure long-term success and happiness.
  • Her passion for everything business related led her to pursue a formal education and earned an MBA from Syracuse University.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_179_-_Myriam_Bouchard__Ajax_Greene.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 11:52am EDT

IN THIS EPISODE: 

  • Kelly VanBuskirk tells Greg and Dave that he wrote a book about Canadian employers and what motivated him to write it while living in the U.K.
  • Kelly talks about court processes, law firms and how his book can help employers and employees when dealing with labour, employment law and human rights.
  • Kelly also discuss his journey and achievements in obtaining a chartered arbitrator designation in the field of litigation.

BIO: 

  • Kelly VanBuskirk is a partner in the firm of Lawson Creamer, based in Saint John, New Brunswick.
  • Kelly has completed his Ph.D at Nottingham Law School, his LLM at the University of Huddersfield (U.K), his LLB at U.N.B and his B.A. at U.P.E.I
  • Kelly represents employees, companies and unions, and acts as an arbitrator as well.
  • Kelly's articles and commentaries have appeared in Workplace Today magazine, the Solicitor's Journal, the Canadian Bar Review, the Canadian Arbitration and other well known publications.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_177_-_Kelly_VanBuskirk_MIXED.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 8:41pm EDT

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • John Simon chats with Greg and Dave about life experiences with friends, family and how traveling has motivated him to start his own business called Kefi Travel Club.
  • Learn about Adventure, Discovery and Community Building with John's Travel Club
  • John explains the meaning of Kefi, which is a Greek word he discovered from his love of traveling in Greece.
  • The Club including access to private trips, custom trip planning and opportunities to share travel ideas and memories with others in this amazing community.
  • John is passionate about "experiential travel" and elevates the term to a new high with his Kefi Travel Club team.

BIO:

  • John Simon is an experienced international business professional operating in multinational organizations and entrepreneurial start-up businesses.
  • John’s passion for travelling started young with many van-filled trips to Florida and Myrtle Beach in the ’70’s.
  • Things became more serious with several international projects living and working in Europe during the ’90’s.
  • He also spent 12 years planning and leading unique adventures for groups to places like Ireland, France, Greece, Spain, Morocco, Italy, etc – which formed the basis of Kefi Travel Club.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_6_-_John_Simon.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 9:33pm EDT

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Beth explains how she founded Aquila Tours to support the cruise ship industry in Saint John, New Brunswick in Eastern Canada after observing that the support industry needed significant improvement. She describes Aquila Tours online training programs for tour operators, tour guides and cruise ship destinations and how she and her team built Aquila into an international company.

BIO:

  • Beth Hatt moved to Saint John in 1981, founded Aquila Tours the following year and has been recognized as one of the Top 25 People to Watch in Atlantic Canada as well as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.
  • Aquila Tours celebrated 35 years in business in 2017 after building a strong customer base in the Carribbean and Central America coaching other operators and training tour guides to embrace the best practices in the cruise industry.

LINKS:

http://www.aquilatours.com

https://www.facebook.com/AquilaCruiseExcellence

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/beth-kelly-hatt-91700b13 

Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_183_Beth_Hatt.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:05am EDT

IN THIS EPISODE: 

  • Ernane Iung introduces the book he authored "The Success Factor - Unconventional Wisdom for Small Business Success".
  • Ernane advises small business owners that unconventional wisdom is more strategic in the real world than using conventional wisdom.He discusses outsourcing, factoring and referral marketing as an asset for a start up.

BIO:

  • Ernane Iung is the President & Owner of Liquid Capital Solutions and the author of "The Success Factor - Unconventional Wisdom for Small Business Success" specializing in Short-Term Financing for small & medium sized business owners who need immediate cash to grow.
Direct download: TBP_Episode_4_Ernane_Lung.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:07pm EDT

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Ian discusses his involvement with politics and being surrounded by politicians who inspired him to pursue his passion.
  • He describes the corporate structure behind MediaStyle, a Certified BCorp, and it's involvement in truth and reconciliation cases. 
  • Ian and his company MediaStyle working with The Tragically Hip's Gord Dowie, learning how to stay humble as they created change through communications.

BIO:

  • Ian is passionate about creating social change through communications which initiated the founding of his communications firm MediaStyle in 2008. 
  • MediaStyle is a certified B Corp with a mission to help people who needs their voices heard.
  • Ian started his career on Parliament Hill as an assistant press secretary, supporting cabinet ministers and opposition members in the House of Commons.
Direct download: TBP_Episode_2_Ian_Capstick.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:17pm EDT

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • The Clean Money Revolution is a must read! Joel chats with Greg and Dave about Renewal Funds and the book that he has published and why he did it.
  • The Clean Money Revolution is based on reinventing purpose, power and capitalism.
  • Joel explains the practical steps for investors to become involved with clean investing and the big picture guide for how to achieve it.
  • Joel presents practical investment steps, leaving a positive impact when investing while still providing a return on investments.
  • https://www.joelsolomon.org/the-book/ 

BIO:

  • Joel Solomon is chair of the Renewal Funds, a $98 million venture capital firm in Vancouver that invests in organizations to create positive change.
  • Joel is a founding member of the Social Venture Network, Business for Social Responsibility, Tides Canada and is Board Chair for Hollyhock.
  • Joel speaks passionately, eloquently and digestibly about some of the biggest issues facing us as a species.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_180_-_Joel_Solomon.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:59am EDT

IN THIS EPISODE: 

  • Kevin's main project is Hyasynth Bio. A startup focused on opening up the potential of cannabis-derived medicine, by replacing plant growth with engineered microorganisms.
  • Kevin chats with Greg and Dave about his company, and explains the process of producing cannabinoids with yeast instead of growing plants, a manufacturing process which has been around sine the 1970's.
  • Kevin shares his experiences as an entrepreneur in this sector and how Hyasynth differentiates itself from other cannabis business in the industry.

BIO:

  • Kevin Chen is the CEO and cofounder of Hyasynth, a company that is focused on producing cannabinoids, the active compounds in Cannabis, by using engineered yeast instead of growing plants.
  • With a background in biochemistry, he has switched into a business role at Hyasynth when he started the company in 2014.
  • He is passionate about all kinds of technology development, startups and also community development as a volunteer and director of his local makerspace. 
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_182_-_Kevin_Chen.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT

IN THIS EPISODE: 

  • Dhirendra explains to Greg and Dave his move to Canada at a young age, and how he joined the University of New Brunswick as a teacher with a vision to promote a bright future for entrepreneurs.
  • Dr. Dhirendra Shukla discusses how he began courses at the University and some of the challenges he had to overcome. 
  • Dhirendra also discusses his accomplishments and awards that came from his dedication to the educational system of New Brunswick.
  • Listen to this episode as Dhirendra explain his passion for entrepreneurship, innovation and how he uses it to inspire his students.

BIO:

  • Dr. Dhirendra Shukla is a Professor of Technology Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.
  • Passionate about entrepreneurship, design, engineering, innovation and leadership, Dhirendra ignites the same passion in others through his teachings at UNB.
  • Dhirendra Shukla received an award from UNB in 2014 as the "Most Entrepreneurial Post-Secondary Institution of the Year".
  • Most recently, Dhirendra was nominated for the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award and selected by judges as a top 75 finalist.
Direct download: TBP_-_Episode_176_-_Dhirendra_Shukla_MIXED.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 2:08pm EDT

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Rose discusses with Greg and Dave how she founded Leonty3C.com, a Canadian firm that helps people shift into thrive.
  • Rose talks about her adventure in finding her passion for music and states how music, communications and math are all integrated.
  • She talks about how she moved into project advisory and how she wanted to empower teams to learn how to work together better. When Rose moved to New Brunswick, she shifted into the workshops and professional developments where she has taught over 15,000 people.
  • Listen in on this episode to hear Rose talk about her upcoming workshop events, the multi million dollar projects she has worked on and how she plans on continuing to make an impact on empowering teams.

BIO: 

  • Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, she has worked through Canada and in 2009, moved her office and production studio to the spectacular Fundy Isles region in New Brunswick.
  • As the daughter of a WWII survivor, she began her career at a young age so to take care of herself and her father who navigated the daily impacts of post-war trauma.
  • By the age of 20, she was representing Canada as a speaker at international conferences while finishing her degree at UBC and developing her management consulting profession.
  • Her specialty is empowering project team functionality, action follow-through, and productivity. Her workshops boost quality of action through an integrated tactical and human approach.
Direct download: TBP-_Episode_175_Rose_Hastreiter_MIXED.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 11:08am EDT

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